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The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity by [Toby Ord]

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Toby Ord is today's Carl Sagan. Clear and inspiring, this book leaves us hopeful for a flourishing human future

A powerfully argued book that alerts us to what is perhaps the most important - and yet also most neglected - problem we will ever face

The Precipice separates science from hype and will remain the definitive work on existential risk for a long time to come

A fascinating and persuasive guide to the most important topic of all: how our species will survive the risks we pose to our continued existence

This book is a wake-up call to the existential threats of nuclear and biological weapons and the urgent need for action. A must-read that galvanises us to play a role in addressing these risks

Humanity has never been more vulnerable - there's now a one-in-six chance that civilisation won't make it to the end of the century, argues a highly influential philosopher . . . Ord's analysis of the science is exemplary . . . Thrillingly written (Sunday Times)

Many people have recently found that they want to read books offering the grandest perspectives possible on human existence, such as Sapiens . . . Toby Ord's new book is a startling and rigorous contribution to this genre that deserves to be just as widely read (Evening Standard)

Splendid . . . The Precipice is a powerful book, written with a philosopher's eye . . . Ord's love for humanity and hope for its future is infectious (Spectator)

The Precipice is a fascinating book, one that showcases both the knowledge of its author and his humanity (Axios)

A book that seems made for the present moment (New Yorker)

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From a leading moral philosopher, a landmark narrative spanning thousands of generations of human history that explores the biggest threats facing humanity, and what must be done to protect our future

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